The Apple Core: Diskless PowerBooks on the Horizon

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Date: Tuesday, December 6th, 2005, 10:06
Category: The Apple Core

It would be great if Apple seriously considered creating a diskless PowerBook. They should ditch the fixed disk (or Winchester) hard drive forever in favor of Flash or Non-Volatile Read Write Memory (NVRWM) in their portable offerings.
The hand writing is on the wall. After trashing flash-based MP3 players for years in favor of the disk-based iPod, Steve Jobs sucked it up and announced the flash-based iPod shuffle at Macworld Expo on January 11, 2005. When that was met with luke warm reviews for its small capacity and lack of display Apple answered critics with the iPod nano in September 2005.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.


It would be great if Apple seriously considered creating a diskless PowerBook. They should ditch the fixed disk (or Winchester) hard drive forever in favor of Flash or Non-Volatile Read Write Memory (NVRWM) in their portable offerings.
The hand writing is on the wall. After trashing flash-based MP3 players for years in favor of the disk-based iPod, Steve Jobs sucked it up and announced the flash-based iPod shuffle at Macworld Expo on January 11, 2005. When that was met with luke warm reviews for its small capacity and lack of display Apple answered critics with the iPod nano in September 2005.
Read the rest of the story on my ZDNet Blog: The Apple Core.

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